Updates

Musical talents featured in Fall Recital

November 23, 2014
Grace Tarpley’s piano students held their “Fall Recital” last Sunday afternoon at the First Baptist Church in Lipan. There were 20 students, grades 2 – 11, that performed. Each student played three songs. The recital culminated with the playing of “The Star Spangled Banner” and the audience singing along.

Stained glass raffle to help Veterans Museum

November 23, 2014
A stained glass window from the historic First United Methodist Church, once located on the Granbury square, will be raffled in a benefit for the U.S. Veterans Museum. Tickets are $5 each, or six for $25. The drawing will be at 11 a.m. on Dec. 20. Call for ticket information: 817-578-3288, or 817-683-4513.

Railroad crossing will be renovated in Tolar

November 23, 2014
A  program to rehabilitate railroad crossings across the state is coming to Tolar. The railroad crossing on Highway 56, near Highway 377, will be closed Monday and Tuesday for renovation work. Concrete and railroad ties will be replaced at the crossing. The work is part of a replanking program managed across the state by TxDOT.

Commissioners to receive update on rec center progress

November 23, 2014
The Hood County Commissioners Court will hear a report from Todd Baker, the project manager for the taxpayer-funded recreation center that is projected to open in early fall 2015. Baker will give his report during the Court’s regular meeting on Tuesday, Nov. 25. The rec center will be staffed and operated by the YMCA of Hood County.

School announces bully proof pledge

November 22, 2014
Granbury Middle School students and staff participated in a week of bullying awareness and prevention. “Cool to be Kind” included spirit days, competitions and prizes. The student pledge is: “I pledge to bully proof GMS. I will honor myself, teachers, and other students with kindness, courtesy and respect.”

Teens involved in early Saturday morning accident

November 22, 2014
Texas DPS Senior Trooper Dub Gillum said “some teens” were involved in an accident on Hayworth Highway Saturday around 2 a.m. The accident occurred at the curve where Mitchell Bend Court intersects the highway at Last Chance Store. Indian Harbor Fire Chief Randy Schmelz said the vehicle ran into a culvert. Schmelz said when he arrived at the scene, the vehicle was engulfed in flames and there were no one was in the vehicle. Schmelz added that two ambulances transported the teens, although he did not know how many. Gillum said there were no serious injuries. No other information is available at this time.

Ports O’Call home total loss after fire

November 22, 2014
Fire crews from Indian Harbor, Pecan Plantation and Granbury were called to a mobile home fire around 7 a.m. Saturday on Hawaiian Court in Ports O’Call, according to Indian Harbor Fire Chief Randy Schmelz. The home is a total loss, but no one was home and there were no injuries, Schmelz said.

Community Service for Thanksgiving is Sunday

November 22, 2014
Be thankful and help the nonprofit People Helping People. The Community Thanksgiving Service is Sunday, Nov. 23 at Acton United Methodist Church, 3433 Fall Creek Highway. Doors open at 5:15 p.m. and the service is at 6 p.m. The offering will be given to People Helping People.

Sports Updates

Lipan girls win Hamilton tournament, stay unbeaten

November 23, 2014
The Lipan Lady Indians won the 10-team Hamilton tournament Saturday, defeating Hamilton 53-33 in the championsip game to improve to 6-0 on the season. They defeated Gatesville 56-31 Friday afternoon in the semifinals, and  beat Salado 73-29 Thursday in the first round. The next game for the Lipan boys will be Tuesday at home against Zephyr. The Lady Indians’ next game will be Saturday at home against Sanger.

NCTA tops Alvin squad to reach state semifinals

November 22, 2014
The North Central Texas Academy Pioneers (7-5) won their Texas Association of Private and Parochial Schools Div. II six-man regional playoff game over Alvin Living Stones (5-5), 58-8 today in Buckholts. The game was moved up from 3 p.m. to 11 a.m. because of severe weather in the forecast. Coach Kirby Rasco’s Pioneers’ will take on Fredericksburg Heritage Christian School in the state semifinal playoff round, but the site and date for that game have not bee set. The Eagles are 8-3 after defeating Lifegate Christian Friday, 30-22, in their regional playoff.

Lady Pirates take road victory in Keller

November 21, 2014
The Granbury Pirates defeated Kimber Creek 48-30 Friday night in Keller for their second basketball victory in as many outings this season.

Pirates down Waco University in home opener

November 21, 2014
The Granbury Pirates defeated Waco University 54-47 Friday night in their boys basketball season home opener in the James Wann Sports Center. The win improved coach David Breazeale’s Pirates to 2-0 on the season.

Tolar makes history in 34-14 playoff win

November 21, 2014
The Tolar Rattlers  led the entire game, downing Quinlan Boles 34-14 in Class 2A area football playoffs Friday night at Alvarado. It’s the first time Tolar has won two playoff games in a season in 11-man football, school officials said. Tolar, 10-2 and number 10 in the state according to Dave Campbell’s website  2A rankings, faces second-ranked and 11-0 Mart next. That game is set for 6 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 28, at Newsome Stadium in Mansfield, 3700 E. Broad St. All tickets will be priced at $6, Tolar head coach Mike Franklin said Saturday morning. Tolar’s fans will sit on the visitors side.

Azle Christian tops Cornerstone for state title

November 21, 2014
Azle Christian posted a 114-64 victory over Granbury Cornerstone Christian Friday at Porcupine Stadium in Springtown to capture the Texas Christian Athletic Federation Div. II state football championship, ending it on the 45-point mercy rule in the fourth quarter. League officials present said this was the highest-scoring TCAF Div. II state final ever.